Depending on weather conditions, this year's astronomical phenomenon was set to be visible from the Middle East across southern India and Southeast Asia before ending over the northern Pacific.
The annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a “Ring of Fire” or annulus around the Moon.
Skywatchers along a narrow band from west Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and southern China will witness on Sunday the most dramatic "ring of fire" solar eclipse to shadow the Earth in years.
Hasan Al Hariri, CEO Dubai Astronomy Group, advises the public to observe this amazing celestial event with precautions. He says this is an opportunity for us to understand the space science and movement of objects surrounding the earth.
The General Authority of Islamic Affairs & Endowments has urged Muslims to perform the eclipse prayer at home in compliance with the preventive and precautionary measures taken in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to WAM.
A large number of students, researchers, and space sciences enthusiasts witnessed the observation using remote video communication technologies.
Hamdan shared the video on his Instagram account and captioned it "a closer look at today’s annular solar eclipse #SolarEclipse2020"
Skywatchers from Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, India and southern China were treated to a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse on Sunday.